One of the few components that remain unveiled in Durango is the sound block. This article is intended to describe this important part inside the system.
Durango’s audio architecture seeks a balance between the successes and tradeoffs of previous generation platforms while anticipating the increasing technical needs of next-generation implementations. It provides hardware-accelerated pathways for the most common aspects of audio rendering—compression, mixing, filtering, and so on—on a large number of concurrent voices. The architecture also provides a shared resource model for software processing consumption, allowing each individual title to select what and how much custom signal manipulation to apply in CPU utilization.